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  • Thursdays, Sep 28, 2023 - May 30, 2024
    6:30pm
    120 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Learn about social services available in and around Barrhaven.

  • NDTR banner film festival

    Saturday Sep 30, 2023 at 10:15am
    390 minutes

    Le français suit l'anglais

    The Ottawa Public Library welcomes you to a thought-provoking, day-long film festival, presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada, on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

    To commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, OPL chose to honour the Indigenous oral tradition by amplifying Indigenous voices and bring together our communities in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. Through the lens of these award-winning documentaries, the power of storytelling will help educate, inspire, and unite communities, as we reflect on our shared history and the path forward.

    So join us on September 30th, online via Zoom or at one of our seven open branches, on a cinematic journey centered around the theme of residential schools that explores the rich tapestry of Indigenous history, culture, and the path towards reconciliation.

    Stay with us throughout the day, or join us at planned times for specific films according to the schedule below:

    10h15: Word of welcome

    10h18: Sisters & Brothers

    10h21: We Were Children

    11h43: Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

    12h12: We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

    14h54: Stories Are in Our Bones

    15h05: The Road Forward

    Register now to get the Zoom link, or visit one of our open branches (Beaverbrook, Cumberland, Greenboro, Nepean Centrepointe, Main, Ruth E Dickinson, St Laurent.)

    Visit this link for a full description of the films. 

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    La Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa vous invite à participer à un festival du film d'une journée, présenté en partenariat avec l'Office national du film du Canada, à l'occasion de la Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation.

    Pour commémorer ce jour important, la BPO a choisi d'honorer la tradition orale autochtone en amplifiant les voix autochtones et en rassemblant nos communautés dans l'esprit de la vérité et de la réconciliation. À travers l'objectif de ces documentaires primés, le pouvoir de la narration contribuera à éduquer, inspirer et unir les communautés, alors que nous réfléchissons à notre histoire commune et à la voie à suivre.

    Rejoignez-nous le 30 septembre, en ligne via Zoom ou dans l'une de nos sept succursales ouvertes, pour un voyage cinématographique centré sur le thème des pensionnats, qui explore la riche tapisserie de l'histoire et de la culture autochtone, ainsi que le chemin vers la réconciliation.

    Restez avec nous tout au long de la journée, ou rejoignez-nous aux heures prévues pour des films spécifiques selon le programme ci-dessous :

    10h15: mot de bienvenue

    10h18: Soeurs et frères 

    10h21: Nous n’étions que des enfants

    11h43: Hommage au sénateur Murray Sinclair

    12h12: On ne peut pas faire deux fois la même erreur

    14h54: Des histoires ancrées en nous

    15h05: Droit devant

    Inscrivez-vous pour recevoir le lien Zoom, ou visitez l'une de nos succursales ouvertes le 30 septembre: Beaverbrook, Cumberland, Greenboro, Nepean Centrepointe, Centrale, Ruth E Dickinson, St Laurent.

    Les films sont présentés en langue originale anglaise avec sous-titres français. 

    Suivez ce lien pour jeter un coup d'oeil aux descriptions des films.

  • French Conversation Group

    Mondays, Oct 02, 2023 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:30pm
    60 minutes

    33 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

  • English Conversation Group

    Tuesdays, Oct 03, 2023 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    37 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • French Conversation Group

    Tuesdays, Oct 03, 2023 - Jun 25, 2024
    7:30pm
    60 minutes

    37 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

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    Wednesdays, Oct 04, 2023 - Jun 05, 2024
    3:00pm
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Wednesday, October 4 – Nature Journalling

    Join us for an introduction to the art of nature journalling. Reflect on nature interactions in your everyday life through guided prompts.

    Wednesday, November 1 – Paint a terracotta pot

    Give your favourite house plant an upgraded home by joining us to paint a terracotta pot. Follow along with the guided instructions or go rogue and follow your imagination.  

    Wednesday, December 6 – Holiday card making or gift tag making

    Welcome in the season as we make decorative cards and gift tags for the occasion of your choice. 

    All materials will be provided. Artistic talent not required!

  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Oct 04, 2023 - Jun 26, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    37 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Tuesdays, Oct 10, 2023 - Jun 11, 2024
    3:00pm
    120 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    The Granny Squares for Warmth (GSFW) group was created in November 2020 as a Barrhaven-based group with a mission to create and donate hand-made blankets in the Ottawa area. ​

    In addition to blankets, members have also made and donated shawls, hats, and baby wear. ​

    Join us to crochet and join granny squares, to share and learn crochet stitches and techniques and to build a sense of community by making blankets for those in need. ​
    Everyone is welcome!

  • Dickinson Reads

    Wednesdays, Oct 11, 2023 - Jun 12, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    We meet to enjoy lively good-natured discussions of a wide variety of books selected by our members. All assessments, interpretations, and opinions are valued and respected. Everyone is welcome!​

  • Wednesdays, Oct 11, 2023 - Nov 08, 2023
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones in case of emergency. 

    • September 13th - Ottawa Paramedic Service
    • October 11th - Ottawa Fire Services
    • November 8th - Canadian Red Cross